Three people, including two children aged 8 and 12 years, were killed in an apparent murder-suicide in a home on Heimerstein in Dordrecht on Monday evening. The suspected gunman was their father, a 35-year-old police officer who worked at the Rotterdam unit. He also died. A 28-year-old woman was critically injured, the police said in a statement.
A man who was found dead on the side of the road in Wilnis early in April, was "almost certainly" the person who shot and killed a 45-year-old woman in her home in Mijdrecht the night before, the police concluded after extensive investigation, RTV Utrecht reports.
An explosion in a Vlaardingen apartment building on Friday, in which two people were killed, was a murder-suicide, the police said in a statement. Investigation showed that the 43-year-old man killed his 38-year-old wife, and then caused the explosion in which he died, the police said.
The blast happened in an apartment on Van der Waalsstraat just before 9:00 a.m. on Friday. The explosion blew off the facade of the home, and cased a small fire that firefighters managed to quickly get under control. The bodies of the two residents were found in the wreckage.
Four people found dead in a home on Herculesstraat in Amsterdam on Monday morning, were killed in a murder-suicide, the police believe. A 50-year-old man shot and killed a 30-year-old woman, their 5-year-old daughter and a 67-year-old female relative, before turning the gun on himself, te police said in a statement.
Four people were found dead in a home on Herculesstraat in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. Police officers responded to the home after reports of a shooting, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.
The police think this may have been an incident within the family, but the investigation is still ongoing. Forensic investigators are at the scene, and a large part of the street is closed off with crime scene tape.
So far no information was released about the victim.
The police believe that a 32-year-old man killed his 32-year-old wife, their 6-year-old daughter and their 4-year-old son in their home in Papendrecht before killing himself. Their bodies were found after a fire in their home on Cremerstraat on Saturday morning.
A murder-suicide in New York that left two Dutch women, a 6-year-old Dutch boy and an American dead, left the family of victim Linda Olthof from Deventer with a lot of questions. The 47-year-old actress had a difficult relationship with her American ex-husband, and the two were fighting over custody of their 6-year-old son Jimmy, but no one expected that he would kill her and their young son, Linda's brother-in-law Mike Dijkhuis said to De Stentor in a WhatsApp conversation.